About the Long-term Plan
The Long-term Plan (LTP) is a document that sets out the Council’s intentions for the next decade.
We review our long-term plan every 3 years to make sure it is still relevant and accurate. We check to make sure we are moving in the right direction and addressing community outcomes. The plan states the current situation along with future expectations and intentions.
Our 10 year plan sets out how and why we propose to ‘invest for growth’. We will support new initiatives that unlock the city’s growth potential. This will happen in exchange for a small and manageable increase in debt and rates.
We'll continue with ‘business as usual’ while we put our growth agenda in place. This will happen without making any trade-offs or proposing service cuts. Our plan focuses on essential services with extra funds to sustain growth.
Our strong financial position means we can afford to invest in growth projects. To support our growth, there will be modest increases in debt and rates. These will be limited to 3.9% per year on average over the next 10 years.
Senior Advisor, Planning and Reporting